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Terroriced Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, i receive a message from google that my ipad 2 was infected with the dns changer, i also checked this on and they confirm to me that my ipad is infected. Is there a way to remove this virus from the ipad?

iPad 2
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    If you have the virus, it would be a first. Read this article ernet-access-in-july/


    The message you got was a scam.


    The article states


    Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android devices, however, cannot be affected by the virus, which redirects users to servers controlled by cyber criminals.



     Cheers, Tom

  • Demo Level 10 (88,767 points)

    No it isn't. Your iPad cannot get a virus. Read this very recent discussion about the dns changer bot.

  • Terroriced Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info Tom. I hope that the 2 messages are just a scam, otherwise in july i will be posting that i dont have internet on my ipad.

  • Demo Level 10 (88,767 points)

    You may have it on your computer, but it is impossible to have it on the iPad.

  • Terroriced Level 1 (0 points)

    I checked on the others two computers of my house with this page:, but the web only notify me that the ipad was infected, the other two computers are ok. It will be of extremely bad luck that this be the first case.

  • iCrizzo Level 3 (840 points)

    It is not the 1st case becasue it is impossible.

  • Demo Level 10 (88,767 points)

    I know that you are concerned. I understand that. If your computers are OK, then you are fine. Please don't get yourself in a tizzy about something that cannot happen. Like Texas Mac Man said - more than likely the message that you got was a scam.

  • Terroriced Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot for the answers, i will not continue paying attention to those messages of virus.


    Just to provide more information in case of scam or not i also check the web recommended by the FBI:, and it also tells me that i have the ipad infected.


  • UUGeekGrl Level 1 (0 points)

    Your Ipad is not infected, but the virus can change the settings on your router.  Are there other computers in your house?  It might be that another computer got infected, the settings on your router got changed and your ipad is getting the bad dns servers from your router.


    The message you got is legit.  Google announced they would notify people here: changer.html   Go search for DNS changer.  Your ISP may also have been trying to notify you over the last few months as well. 


    Check the DNS server settings on your router. If you find the DNS servers on your router have been changed to the bad ones, change them to something you trust (your ISP's, Google's etc) and then change the password on your router.  If there are other computers in your house, check those as well - you might have a pc that is the source of the infection.  Make sure your router is secured so only you can get on it, not your neighbors.



    Here is a list of the bad DNS Servers: through through through through through through


    To make the comparison between the computer’s DNS servers and this table easier, start by comparing the first number before the first dot. For example, if your DNS servers do not start with 85, 67, 93, 77, 213, or 64, you can move on to the next step. If your servers start with any of those numbers, continue the comparison.

  • Terroriced Level 1 (0 points)

    Finally is July 9, and i checked today that my ipad 2 lost its internet conection, with that virus (dns changer) that you tell me that was imposible to happen. Now i'm really worried and i don't know what to do, if this has some solution or if mi ipad is now useless for internet, i would really appreciate if someone could help with some solution.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)

    Have you checked the settings on your wireless router as provided with the previous post?

  • Terroriced Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, i have checked and tested everything that was posted before, the other two computers in my house works ok, also my iphone, but the internet on the Ipad died.

  • Smreynolds Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem.  I'm trying to copy an anti-virus file from a PC to my iPad, but don't know how.  Any suggestions?  I do have a USB connection to the PC from my iPad, so there is a connection, but no knowledge on how to accomplish the file without being able to open iTunes.  Any ideas out here?

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,545 points)

    PC programs will not run on IOS device.


    iPad don't need antivirus.

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